WOW!! I finally got it working!! KDE is very beautiful i must say! *whisper* better than windows!
Thank you very much Spudley as ur suggestions and link helped me to a SUCCESSFUL solution!
For anybody out there reading this and having the same problems, read what i did...
PROBLEM: After installing SUSE Linux 10.0 successfully, GUI is not displayed when Linux first boots up.
Monitor flashes "OUT OF RANGE" (incorrect refresh rates), or possibly just blank (black) screen.
Monitor: LG Flatron L1750S
V-Card: ATI Radeon X600
1. Get into linux in the command prompt mode as ROOT
2. Get into the directory /usr/X11/bin and run the command xorgconfig
(xorgcfg wont work cuz at this point you have no display!! so its pointless to use that)
3. What this TEXT-BASED program will do is ask you a bunch of questions about ur mouse, monitor, keyboard, and vcard. At the end of it, it will write your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (the file that has ur display setups)
4. Go to /etc/X11/ and use an editor to modify xorg.conf (i used vi cuz thats all i know..sad? yes)
5. Now MOST LIKELY the problem is a combination of both your monitor AND video card. The MONITOR section should look like this (dont copy my comments in brackets):
NOTE: back up ur xorg.conf file FIRST using
cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.bak
Identifier "LG Flatron L1750S" <-- (a name to use in the screen section)
HorizSync 30-83 <-- (specific to my monitor ONLY, use ur own specs!)
VertRefresh 56-75 <-- (specific to my monitor ONLY, use ur own specs!)
# The next two lines were obtained using a Modeline gen provided in the link Spudley gave
# v-freq: 60.00 Hz // h-freq 63.73 KHz
Modeline "1280x1024" 109.2 1280 1336 1472 1720 1024 1024 1026 1062
6. Now edit your Graphics Device section, it should look like this if ur using ATI Radeon X600 128MB
Identifier "ATI Radeon X600"
Driver "ati" <-- CHANGE THIS TO "vesa" !!!! (thanks to Glennzo)
BoardName "ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B62 [Radeon X600 (PCIE)]"
7. Now make sure ur Screen section is appropriate, should look like this. Make changes if neccessary:
Device "ATI Radeon X600" <-- (same as above identifier)
Monitor "LG Flatron L1750S" <-- (same as above identifier)
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" <-- (there may be more so leave them)
8. Now save this file making sure u made ur back up first! Now run the command
and you should be able to see something. If not hit the keys CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE
to kill the xserver. When mine worked i went into Yast to see the settings of my monitor and it was not there! So I tried putting the monitor settings back it did the same thing. So basically it doesnt like my monitor.
WOW i feel like a linux dweeb already
..lol but thats okay i like the feeling. Thats why i got linux
I hope this helps anybody else having the same problems i did. Once u get it going its a sweet feeling lookin at the sexiness of SUSE KDE!
Since i am still a newbie to linux, i may have made a mistake so please feel free to correct me!